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Michele B.

35 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Michele's Resident Pets

Dixie
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Female
9 yr 0 mo old

Michele's Apartment

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Michele

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi pup and kitty fans! I'm a huge dog and cat lover. I have an 8 yr. old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Dixie and I would love to be of service to you and your pup pal or kitties in the Dallas, Irving and Las Colinas and surrounding areas! I also offer pet-sitting overnight which can take place at either the animal's home or my home, or if you're just in need of someone to stop by and feed your kitty and offer some loving, I do that too! You can have peace of mind knowing that your dog or cat is in good hands and getting some extra special attention while he/she is away from you. I provide photo updates (text or email, your choice) and written daily diaries of our activities and extras while they are in my care. I live in a large, one bedroom apartment in Las Colinas with a walking/bike trail right outside my door on Lake Carolyn. (Please note: I do not have a fenced yard, but there is lots of grass all along and around my apartments and dogs will be leashed.) My dog Dixie gets along with all animals. She's extremely laid back and mellow, and she free roams. She loves the couch and if your pup does too, they are welcome to relax on it. Proof of current vaccines for Rabies, Rubella and Bordatella must be provided and must be house broken. Proof of updated vaccines is required at all Meet & Greets. (Out of respect for my neighbors, I'm not allowed to accept reservations for excessive or loud barkers.) Vet information, emergency contact info and special instructions is required to be provided at the time of the Meet & Greet, so that the best care is given. For overnight visits, I do require scheduling a "Meet and Greet" prior to making a reservation. This gives your pup or kitty the opportunity to meet my pup and for you to see where they will be staying while in my care.

*The restrictive dog breeds that I have listed are only b/c my apartments do not allow them.

Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any further questions or concerns that I may address. I look forward to hearing from you, and hope to meet you and your furry friend soon!

**If you're new to DogVacay and have never booked before, be sure to use this special discounted link for $10 off your first reservation! www.dogvacay.com/pro/luvmypup
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Michele B.

35 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Pack Promoter
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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Michele's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Michele's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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35 Reviews
Michele was wonderful with my pups. I feel at ease that I can leave the dogs home all day where they are comfortable and know that they get a walk and some playtime in when I have to work long days.
Bentley and Kyla loved her! i will use her again and would absolutely use her again.
Thank you for always being there for our Tipper.
We have used Michele ever since we moved back to Texas, Without a doubt she has been the best sitter we have ever had. She loves our baby like she was her own. Thank you for all you have done for our sweet Tipper.
Michele was great with our Mr. Biggs. She sent us updates and kept us posted on his well being. He seemed quite at home away from home. We loved Michele's service and we would definitely use her again and again. Thanks Michele!
Michele was so wonderful! She was super communicative and easy to work with, sent us lots of updates, and obviously took wonderful care of our dog. I don't think he wanted to come home. Can't recommend Michele more as someone to care for your dog too!
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Michele was nothing shy of amazing! She kept me update to with pictures daily and sent home with tasty bone! I will definitely be using Michele for my future trips!
We absolutely LOVE Michele...I don't know where to begin! She was great about updating me with pictures and the status of Gus. I had to put my dog on an antibiotic the day I left to leave town and she was flexible in helping with his last minute special needs. She was also very easy to reach and stayed up late to meet me the night I got back in town. You can tell she loves animals and I know she treated mine like her own. I 100% recommend her and will definitely be using her again!
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Michele took great care of our dog and did an excellent job of keeping us updated about how he was doing throughout the weekend. She sent us several pictures and we could tell that he was in good hands and really enjoying himself! She was also incredibly flexible and understanding when setting up the vacay. We recommend Michele to anyone in the Dallas area!
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It is always a load off our minds when we know Michele is coming to take Tipper out for a walk and give her some loving. She is the nicest person and just loves our little baby. Thank you Michele for being available. :-)
We always feel good about leaving Tipper when we know Michele is coming over. She is so dedicated to her business and loves doing what she is doing and it shows. When she is scheduled to be here, she texts and sends pictures. She provides updates and let's us know how Tipper is doing. It's so apparent that Tipper loves spending time with Michele as well. Thank you again Michele for taking care of our baby like she was your own. :-)
Tim and Jed
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We absolutely LOVE having Michele spend time with our Tipper! She is so great! We sometimes have last minute walking requests due to busy schedules and she is very flexible and accommodating.
Michele did a fantastic job of taking care of Mr. Biggs. She sent us photos and updated text everyday to put us at ease. It's never easy leaving your pet with someone, but we felt comfortable from the beginning with Michele. I would highly recommend her and I know Mr. Biggs will be excited to return for his next holiday!
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I could have not picked a better sitter/dog walker for my Rat Terrier. She was responsible, responsive and sent daily updates. Not only did she take care of my dog, but had access to my home while I was away. Being new to Dallas, I was hesitant to allow access to someone to my apartment but Michele was great and my dog was happy. Thanks!
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This was my first time using DogVacay as well as my first time letting someone other than friends or family watch my dog Tank. Michele was absolutely AMAZING. She immediately put me at ease when we met. She sent numerous texts and pics of Tank throughout his stay letting me how things were going. She was so sweet and genuinely seemed to love having Tank in her home. I will absolutely be using her again!
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As always, Michele is a life saver. She came over and loved on Tipper and walked and watered her twice. Tipper loves it when Michele visits. Thank you again for being such a kind and loving person.
Michelle was very friendly and made me feel comfortable leaving my pooches with her! She did a great job with the dogs, I highly recommend boarding with her!
We checked with Michele again at the last minute and she was extremely excited to see Tipper again and was able to take care of her for us. Tipper was in good spirits when we got home and seemed to have a good time with Michele.
Thank you again Michele for everything!
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Michele responded right away when we had a last minute request for a dog sitter on a Sunday, and did an awesome job sitting with our 20 week old puppy Shamrock for almost 7 hours!

She was super friendly, and it was clear she is wonderful with animals. Shamrock got along with her immediately :)

We will definitely use Michele again for a dog sitter, and look forward to bringing Shamrock to stay in her home at some point!
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Michele, at the last minute, was available to come let Tipper out and play with her for a bit while we were delayed. She was GREAT! Thank you Michele!
After worrying for days on end when we had to leave our two cavaliers, Emma and Abby, we found Michele. We were instantly convinced that our girls would be well cared for and they were indeed. In fact, Michele cared for the girls so well that even after a week the girls weren't very excited to see us! Thank you Michele.
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Michele was extremely professional and caring. She was able to sit for us last minute without a problem. She loved Tipper and I could tell Tipper loved her. We received text and picture updates during her visit, which helped ease our minds.
Thank you Michele!
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I highly recommend Michelle. She is so sweet and and communicative! I never worried at all about my Margot. I will definitely use her again!
Emma enjoyed her second stay with Michele and Dixie and I loved having the peace of mind knowing that my baby was being well taken care of. As always, I greatly appreciated the text and picture updates.
This was my first time using DogVacay.com and Michele immediately put me at ease. I have a fairly high maintenance Cavalier who is on a spcial diet and requires multiple medications throughout the day. Michele reassured me that she had experience caring for other dogs with special needs.

I loved getting the daily text and picture updates. I felt very comfortable leaving Emma with Michele and knew that my sweet baby would get all the love and attention she is so accustomed to. Emma is looking forward to spending more time with Michele and Dixie when I go out of town again in a few weeks!
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We had a wonderful experience. Michele was a great host. We did a meet up before hand and got to see where Lincoln would be staying. I got plenty of regular updates and pictures while I was gone. I think he grew while I was gone, and he was happy to greet me when I came to pick him up. Thanks for taking such good care of him.
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Michele was the best sitter we've ever had with our pups. From the moment we met her and her adorable dog Dixie, we could tell she was a dog lover. She was also incredibly friendly and accommodating to us and our pups. Not only did she take amazing care of our pups while we were gone, she also took good care of our house! She sent daily pictures and frequent updates, and we came home to some happy pups! She even stayed beyond the time we needed her, just so our pups weren't alone. I will be using Michele every time we go out of town and would recommend her to anyone.
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Michele is the best. We are so happy to have found her as she provides the best care for our two dogs. If you need someone in the downtown Dallas area, please reach out to Michele.
Michele is great. She always provides picture updates, and we know that our pups are in good care. With this last visit, we were delayed getting back home and Michele was so kind in figuring out a solution. We highly recommend Michele.
Michele is the best. She's kind, sweet and protective of our two dogs. We know our pups are in good hands with Michele's care. We strongly recommend Michele for your pet boarding needs.
As always, Michele was friendly, communicative, and a great host to our two little dogs.

We do not enjoy leaving our dogs, but my wife and I know that our loved ones are in good care with Michele.

If you are looking for someone to watch your dog and want to receive daily updates with pictures, book Michele.
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Michele was very responsive and provided excellent updates as well as pictures and videos. Michele was very accommodating and made Kingston feel right at home. This was our first experience with this site and sitter and I truly say it was a success.
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Michele provided amazing boarding services for my two pups, and I think they were both sad to leave when I came to pick them up! Both were raised in a tiny high-rise apartment in NYC, so they tend to use puppy pads indoors rather than the traditional outdoors potty method, which makes boarding a bit tricky. Michele was great and very accommodating, and I'd definitely recommend her services to anyone. I think both my dogs had a blast, and it's so nice to be able to relax on vacation, knowing that my dogs are safe and happy.
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Michele was polite, professional, and attentive (to our needs as well as our pups). I don't know if it is the standard but she had us fill out a questionerre after our meet and greet. She asked us all about Penny. Things like commands she knows, habits of hers, and amounts of food per day. It was nice to know that she wanted to have an understanding of our dog. When we met her we met at her loft. We did this because we wanted to make sure our dog was comfortable with where she would be staying for 5 days. Michele's dog, Dixie, was a cutie. After talking about Penny and visiting with Michele a bit my wife and I knew that we would have Penny stay with Michele and Dixie. We received daily updates ( 1 email and the rest Text messages and a few pictures). Michele made sure that we didn't worry about Penny. We are so thankful that Michele was willing to watch Penny. We know we will definitely be in touch with her in the future.
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We use Michelle as our dog walker during the week. She is great with our dog and always sends updates and pictures about how our dog is doing. She truly loves dogs and enjoys what she is doing. Having Michelle walk our dog everyday has helped his disposition tremendously when we get home from work.

Michelle is honest, punctual, and I fully trust her with our pup!! I would recommend Michelle to any one looking for a dog walker or an overnight stay with your pup!
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